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#41 monstercat

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 12:54 PM

It's not so much the film as the fact that opponents will be focusing on him as a threat.


Well that's exactly what we want. If they're focusing on Gettis, then Steve Smith will get some one on one opportunities and the safeties will be more reluctant to sneak up to the LOS to defend the run.

This is what everybody has wanted for years, and it's a great thing. Only Panther fans could find the negative in this situation.:rolleyes:

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 12:59 PM

Tim Ryan made an interesting point in the Fox broadcast, that LaFell is being asked to learn 3 WR positions during this season while Gettis is only focusing on one. So I think that might have something to do with Gettis showing more progress and potential in his role than LaFell. It remains to be seen, of course, how these two players will do in the long run, but it's nice to see a player with the physical tools of Gettis being given the opportunity to put them to use without too much unnecessary learning right off the bat.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 02:58 PM

lol

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#44 monstercat

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 03:12 PM

lol

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"If it isn't a bunch of sunshine cheerleader bullsh*t, it's all jUst NEGATIVITAAAYYYYYYYYAYAAYYAAAAGGAAHHHAHAAHAHAAAHAAAAAHHHAHAAHHAHAHHHh"


I don't know about that, but if people are thinking that it's a bad thing that our opponents have another WR they have to prepare for, then those people can't feel good about anything, and I feel sorry for them.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 03:29 PM

I don't know about that, but if people are thinking that it's a bad thing that our opponents have another WR they have to prepare for, then those people can't feel good about anything, and I feel sorry for them.


i don't know if i rep the majority, but i've got a lot of other things in my life to be happy about that that i don't need to glaze my eyes and obfuscate logical breakdown of panther related subjects so i can feel happy about them

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 03:45 PM

i don't know if i rep the majority, but i've got a lot of other things in my life to be happy about that that i don't need to glaze my eyes and obfuscate logical breakdown of panther related subjects so i can feel happy about them


Fair enough, but this board has nothing to do with life outside of Panthers fandom.

Hell, if you really want to be negative though, you can talk about the Panthers running game or run defense, but there is absolutely nothing negative about a Panthers WR (not named Steve Smith) who is starting to play well. This has been a Panther fans wet dream for about 6 years now.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 03:53 PM

Fair enough, but this board has nothing to do with life outside of Panthers fandom.

Hell, if you really want to be negative though, you can talk about the Panthers running game or run defense, but there is absolutely nothing negative about a Panthers WR (not named Steve Smith) who is starting to play well. This has been a Panther fans wet dream for about 6 years now.


Too bad they dont have a OC with a half a brain. Opps thats negative. :D

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:25 PM

Too bad they dont have a OC with a half a brain. Opps thats negative. :D


I can't really argue with that. I don't have that much confidence in Davidson either. I do have confidence in these players though. I also have a lot of confidence in Tyke Tolbert. This guy has a track record of getting the most out of rookie WR's and it's finally starting to show up here. Lafell and Gettis are both ahead of schedule, IMO.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 05:02 PM

I have to admit, that was a nice little wrinkle we threw in there. I don't want to give Davidson any credit for anything remotely intelligent because I don't think he's capable of such thought, but it must've been by design. I know teams said when Jake was here that if we sent Smitty in motion and he ended up at the slot when we snapped it that the throw was going to him...

What I liked about what you mentioned is that Smitty was already set at the slot before the snap most plays I remember in the 3 WR sets. It definitely leaves HUGE gaps in zone coverages to have both of them on the same side of the field.


Smith in the slot is a match made in heaven. He was probably drafted to play there but became much more than that.

Most true X receivers are taller than Steve. He overcame his height with timing, leaping ability and toughness. When was the last time you saw him outjump a guy for the ball? Cowher once made a comment about Fitzgerald that he was "always open 5 feet over his head." That's what you want in your X receiver. Speed, jumping ability and route running.

The prototype for a slot guy is toughness, RAC. Lots of time they are shorter. Steve fits the protype to a T.

I really hate the #1, #2 designations. We need someone to step up who can play the X. Hopefully that's Gettis.

Think of Smith in a similar role to Wes Welker for the Patriots.